2023 Regulator 31


Regulator 31 running offshore
The deep-V hull cuts through even the nastiest seas. Courtesy Regulator Marine

Few builders are as well-known as Regulator for boats that deliver a great ride in rough seas as well as boasting top-of-the-line fit-and-finish and construction. Here, meet the Regulator 31, the fastest boat in the Regulator fleet.

Twin 425 hp Yamaha 425 XTO Offshore outboards deliver a top speed of 64 mph, according to Regulator, a velocity that will jet you back to the weigh-in with a trophy catch, thrill your crew under the right circumstances, or simply provide the pleasure of knowing your boat can make that speed if you ever want it. Economy and range? At 3,500 rpm, figure on a 34 mph speed burning 23 gph for a net economy of 1.46 mpg. Given 300 gallons of fuel, that means over 400 miles of range, plenty enough to fish the far canyons or distant islands with safety, peace of mind and convenience.

Regulator 31 helm
The helm is nicely equipped. Courtesy Regulator Marine

The 31 shines at sea, as we discovered when we first tested this boat. During a fishing trip into the ocean via a nasty New Jersey inlet, our confidence built rather than waned as we hit the rough stuff. The boat cut through the waves, threw the water aside, and let us focus on getting where we were headed. Maintaining course proved easy because the bow isn’t knocked aside much, and the 31 hardly slows at all upon reentry. Instead, it maintains speed and keeps tracking straight. For 2023, the available Seakeeper 2 gyrostabilizer delivers more comfort.

Regulator 31 bow seating
The bow is spacious. Courtesy Regulator Marine

The 31’s massive cockpit, oversize tackle center, fish box/livewell, and optional outrigger bases with 22-foot carbon-fiber collapsible poles deliver what anglers need. Upgrade to the 3X Deluxe Mezzanine Tackle Center for more seating, storage and dual-flanking rocket launchers. Enjoy the boarding and dive door, flip-up forward seat backrests, and optional forward and rear sunshades. A fiberglass-lined compartment with an electric head is inside the console, and the fiberglass T-top sports a vented windshield.

You get all 31 feet of boat with this Regulator—the Armstrong outboard bracket does not count toward its length. But that’s only one reason it delivers more than other boats. Sea-trial a Regulator 31 and see for yourself. 

Regulator 31 forward seating
Seating forward of the console is comfortable. Courtesy Regulator Marine

High Points

  • One of the best-riding boats you can buy, thanks to its deep-V hull shape.
  • Bilge access to pumps and fittings is outstanding.
  • Finished like a yacht and fitted out like a custom sport-fisher—the more you know about boats, the more this Regulator will impress you. 
  • Armstrong bracket enhances performance and means this “31” is truly a 36-foot boat.
  • Boarding/dive/fish door aids in docking, entertaining and landing big fish.

Pricing and Specs

Price: $476,795 (starting)
LOA: 31’4″
Beam: 10’4″
Draft (max): 2’11.5″
Dry Weight: 9,400 lb.
Seat/Weight Capacity: Yacht Certified Fuel
Capacity: 300 gal.

Regulator Marine – Edenton, North Carolina; 252-482-3837; regulatormarine.com

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